Monthly Archives: May 2012

Avid Cyclists Who Show Creativity And A Sense Of Humor

  Like many cyclists, I shop online for hard to find parts and discounted cycling goods. As a habit from my early days of online shopping  — when close-up photography and graphic descriptions were virtually unheard of — I read … Continue reading

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Cyclists In Alabama And Massachusetts Unite In A Common Cause

  Nearly one year ago, Christina Genco, a 22 year old cyclist and Newton, Massachusetts native, was killed in Alabama while leading a cross-country fundraising bike ride. As a member of the Bike & Build group, she was raising funds … Continue reading

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Drivers Who See Buses And Trains As A Form Of Slavery

The title of this post is not a joke (although I wish it were). It is a direct quote from a comment I read a couple of days ago on a Washington Post article entitled “Has the passion gone out … Continue reading

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Uniformity In Bicycle Laws Would Improve Cycling Safety

  The U.S., with its state-by-state approach, offers a hodgepodge of bicycle laws. Each state has created its own traffic laws, with respect to bicycles, and different laws to protect cyclists’ rights. Even within states, there are varying regulations governing … Continue reading

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The Audacity of Driving

  Just when I thought I’d seen it all, a motorized metal apparition appeared before me on Aspinwall Avenue in Brookline, MA. OK, it wasn’t an apparition; it was a real-life motor vehicle. But my brain, which has a tendency … Continue reading

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Bicycling Rewards as a Means of Changing Attitudes

  Offering rewards to change behavior is not a new concept. Most people need an incentive to do difficult or unpleasant things. To that end, cities such as London have launched programs designed to reward people for walking and cycling. … Continue reading

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Admonishing Cyclists For The Wrongs Of Others

  How many times have we heard anti-bicyclists say that cycling is unsafe, so cyclists shouldn’t do it? This common chorus is uttered every time cyclists complain about the death of or injury to a fellow cyclist. Usually, the accusations … Continue reading

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Forever Stamps For The Cyclist

  Believe it or not, I actually use the U.S. Postal Service. Most of the time, I ship packages via Priority Mail. Occasionally, I use stamps to mail something, usually the odd non-electronically payable bill or certified letter. Due to … Continue reading

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European Cycling Safety Protests Drew Little Mainstream Media Attention

If it hadn’t been for Twitter, I might never have known about the European cycling safety protests held last Saturday. A few tweets on the subject caught my eye, prompting me to investigate further. What I discovered was a couple … Continue reading

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